In view of the difficult trip to Lecce, Rafa Benitez has met with journalists at a press conference.
"Snejider felt bad the other day and we need to understand what he has. He has had check ups and is not available - Benitez said-. We have so many bruised but it is very important to win Lecce, if we have to take a risk we will" .
"Pandev for example, is better than before but I still expect more from him. I have not yet decided on the formation, I'm working on different solutions."
"I took on a team that won everything last year. We had so many injury problems. With Samuel’s injury, in January we will have to adjust the team, but every week there is a new problem".
Rafa Benitez, however, does not feel in the balance: "I spoke with the president and Branca. With all these difficulties, the priority is to arrive at a good position in January then we will put everything right".